The Swinging Minaret

The Swinging Minaret is a notable masterpiece in Isfahan. The Swinging Minaret means a minaret that has a kind of shaking ability. There are similar structures in other parts of the world that the most famous one is located in Isfahan. This building is ornamented with Azure tiles in the form of Four Feather Stars and other turquois polygon-shapes.

The minarets with a height of 7.5 meters are the main feature of this structure that was added at the time of the Safavids. when one of them is shaken the other one gets affected and shake as well. The reason behind this swinging has been a question asked by many scientists, a question that is yet unanswered. there is no rational reason for this movement, but a couple of theories have been mentioned.